Creamy and Crunchy Potato Salad

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  • Vegan
    Vegan
  • Dairy Free
    Dairy Free
  • Gluten Free
    Gluten Free
  • Egg Free
    Egg Free
  • Soy Free
    Soy Free
  • Blender
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This potato salad is the best vegan version I've ever tasted, and I don't mind sayin! Since I included this family favorite in The Blender Girl cookbook, I've been overwhelmed with emails from happy readers all over the world who agree.

This sensational salad has a creamy yet crunchy texture, with a zesty flavor that strikes the perfect balance between savory and sweet. The secret is in the sauce, with the raw mayo serving as the base for the dressing. Blending a few different kinds of mustards gives the dressing a fabulous complexity.

Pairing the cooked potatoes with a variety of raw veggies is great for digestion, too. The simple becomes the sublime, and this little potato dish is dressed to impress.

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Creamy and Crunchy Potato Salad

Creamy and Crunchy Potato Salad

8 Serves60 MINS

potatoes and salad:

  • 2 3/4 pounds (1.2kg) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch (2.5cm) cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 bunch green onions (white and green parts), finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup (75g) diced red onion
  • 1 cup (140g) diced red bell pepper
  • 1 cup (132g) diced celery (about 4 large ribs)
  • 1 cup (150g) julienned broccoli stalks or commercial broccoli slaw, or 1 cup (145g) peeled, seeded, and diced cucumber
  • 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • freshly ground black pepper

dressing:

  • 1 1/3 cups (310g) raw mayo 
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard, plus more to taste
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar, plus more to taste
  • ​1/4 teaspoon Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  1. To cook the potatoes, place them in a large pot and add cold water to cover. Add the salt and bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the potatoes for about 8 minutes, just until fork-tender. (You don’t want to overcook your potatoes, or you will end up with a mash rather than a chunky salad. Drain the potatoes, rinse them with cold water, and drain them again thoroughly. Allow them to cool completely.
  2. To make the dressing, put the mayo, mustard, vinegar, and salt into your blender. Blend on high for about 1 minute, until smooth and creamy. Tweak flavors to taste (you may like more mustard, vinegar, or salt).
  3. To assemble the salad, transfer the cooled potatoes to a large bowl. Add the green onions, red onion, red bell pepper, celery, broccoli, and parsley. Pour on the dressing and fold in gently, keeping the potatoes as intact as possible. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve chilled or at room temperature. The salad will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Photo by Anson Smart from The Blender Girl cookbook published 2014 by Ten Speed Press

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